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by Miguel Gomes


In which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that a distressed judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence on a night when all three moons are aligned. A runaway murderer will wander through the land for over forty days and will teletransport himself to escape the Police while dreaming of prostitutes and partridges. A wounded cow will reminisce about a thousand-year-old olive tree while saying what she must say, which will sound none less than sad! The residents of a tower block in the suburbs will save parrots and piss inside lifts while surrounded by dead people and ghosts; including in fact a dog that…”. And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent. — “Damned tales! If things continue this way my daughter will surely end up with her throat slit!” — the Grand-Vizier, Scheherazade’s father, thinks in his palace in Bagdad.

international title: Arabian Nights - Volume 2, The Desolate One
original title: As 1001 noites - Volume 2, o desolado
country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Miguel Gomes
film run: 131'
release date: FR 29/07/2015, ES 10/06/2016
screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Telmo Churro, Mariana Ricardo
cast: Joana de Verona, Diogo Dória, Gonçalo Waddington, Rogério Samora, Adriano Luz
cinematography by: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
film editing: Telmo Churro, Pedro Marques
art director: Artur Pinheiro
costumes designer: Silvia Grabowski
producer: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
co-producer: Jonas Dornbach, Michel Merkt, Olivier Père
production: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film, Box Productions
backing: ZDF, ARTE, CNC (Aide aux Cinémas du Monde)
distributor: September Film Distribution, Golem Distribución


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